Platinum Pocket Watch from Vacheron Constantin

By P. Joseph

Swiss watch-maker Vacheron Constantin has launched a platinum pocketwatch, continuing the brand’s long-standing fondness for the precious metal.

Limited to 50 individually numbered watches, the new model is part of Vacheron's Platinum Excellence Collection. The Geneva-based luxury brand first began using platinum in 1820, and has since employed the metal in many of its creations.

The timepiece is equipped with the new mechanical proprietary Calibre 4400, bearing the prestigious Hallmark of Geneva, and is clothed in a navy blue leather pouch that slides on a leather cord or an original platinum-linked chain, according to preference.

Its 28.50 mm diameter, magnified by the transparency of the sapphire crystal back, is accompanied by a sized 43 mm case.

Each timepiece features a solid platinum dial discreetly bearing the inscription “PT950”, along with platinum hands, case and crown, and is housed within a grey lacquered ashwood presentation box.

Priced at $57,000, the watch is available to purchase from Vacherin Constantin retail outlets worldwide.

By P. Joseph